Our Council (2021 – 2022)

Patron

Madam Halimah Yacob
Madam Halimah Yacob

Co-Chair

Mr Loh Boon Chye
Mr Loh Boon Chye

Co-Chair

Mrs Mildred Tan
Mrs Mildred Tan

Members

Ms Janet Ang
Ms Janet Ang
Ms Chan Wai Ching
Ms Chan Wai Ching
Dr Gerard Ee
Dr Gerard Ee
Ms Rachel Eng
Ms Rachel Eng
Ms Junie Foo
Ms Junie Foo
Ms Euleen Goh
Ms Euleen Goh
Ms Goh Swee Chen
Ms Goh Swee Chen
Mr Piyush Gupta
Mr Piyush Gupta
Ms Kay Kuok
Ms Kay Kuok
Dr Lee Tung Jean
Dr Lee Tung Jean
Mr Lim Hock Yu
Mr Lim Hock Yu
Mr Lim Jit Poh
Mr Lim Jit Poh
Mr Jonathan Ng
Mr Jonathan Ng
Mr Ong Chong Tee
Mr Ong Chong Tee
Ms Ong Toon Hui
Ms Ong Toon Hui
Mr Tham Sai Choy
Mr Tham Sai Choy
Mr Robert Yap
Mr Robert Yap
Ms Yeo Wan Ling
Ms Yeo Wan Ling
Mr Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin
Mr Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin

Profiles of Council Members

Mr Loh Boon Chye

Co-Chair, Council for Board Diversity
Chief Executive Officer and Board  Director, Singapore Exchange; and other directorships

Mr Loh Boon Chye joined SGX as CEO in 2015. He has close to 30 years of experience in the financial industry and has played a key role in the development of Southeast Asia’s capital markets. Prior to SGX, he was Deputy President and Head of Asia Pacific Global Markets, and Country Executive for Singapore and Southeast Asia at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. He spent 17 years in Deutsche Bank where his last role was the Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Asia Pacific. He started his career with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York.

Mr Loh currently sits on the boards of GIC, Economic Development Board Singapore and World Federation of Exchanges, and is a council member and Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore. He is also Chairman of the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics Advisory Board.

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Mrs Mildred Tan

Co-Chair, Council for Board Diversity
Chairman, Tote Board Singapore; and other directorships

Mrs Mildred Tan is Co-Chair, Council for Board Diversity and Chairman of Tote Board Singapore.

She was previously Managing Director of Ernst & Young Advisory Pte Ltd from 2002 to mid-2018, as well as the Chairman of the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre from 2014 to 2020. She is known for her extensive work in large and complex organisation transformation both in the private and public sector organisations.

She is also a member of Council of Presidential Advisors, National University Health Systems (NUHS) and Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Mrs Tan was conferred Justice of Peace in 2008. She was awarded the PBM (Public Service Medal) in 2007 and BBM (Public Service Star) in 2014 for outstanding community service by the Singapore Government. She was also appointed as Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2009 to 2011.

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Ms Janet Ang

Independent Director, Singapore Press Holdings; Chairman, NUS Institute of Systems Science, SISTIC, and Singapore Polytechnic; and other directorships

Ms Janet Ang is a retired IBM Vice President and former Managing Director of IBM Singapore. She is a veteran in the tech industry and has lived and worked in Japan and China for over a decade. Janet has a diverse background having managed IBM Services in Greater China, IBM Industry Solutions across Asia Pacific and Lenovo Desktop Operations globally.

She is an Independent Director at SPH Limited and the Bank of the Philippines Islands. She also chairs the boards of SISTIC.com, Singapore Polytechnic and NUS Institute of Systems Science. Janet also serves on several other boards including being deputy chair of SBF Foundation. In Sept 2020, she was appointed as Non-Resident Ambassador of Singapore to the Holy See and was appointed as a Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) beginning Jan 21st, 2021.

Janet was awarded the NUS Business School Eminent Alumni Award in 2014, the NUS Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2015 and the Singapore Computer Society – Hall of Fame Award in 2018. In 2019, Janet was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the Singapore Government.

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Ms Chan Wai Ching

Chief Corporate Officer and Head, Organisation & People, Temasek

Ms Chan Wai Ching is currently Chief Corporate Officer and Head, Organisation & People for Temasek.

Ms Chan is a member of the various Management Committees in Temasek which decide on investment and non investment matters for the firm. She heads the global Organisation and People group and oversees Public Affairs and Community Stewardship functions.

In addition, she works closely with the Chairman and the Remuneration & Nominating board committees of Temasek’s various portfolio companies on various board matters, which includes the identification of various board capabilities to support the business directions, Management Incentive Plan designs, executive and non executive compensation matters, as well as management succession plans. For some companies, she is also a member of the Remuneration and Nominating committee.

Ms Chan has deep experience in Human Resources, spanning across several large organisations.

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Dr Gerard Ee

Chairman, Charity Council, and Agency for Integrated Care; and other organisations

Dr Gerard Ee is the Chairman of the Charity Council which promotes and encourage the adoption of good governance standards and best practices to enhance public confidence in the charity sector.

Dr Ee was an Audit Partner and retired from E&Y in 2005. He had been Chairman of several entities including the National Kidney Foundation, Public Transport Council, Changi General Hospital cluster and was President of the National Council of Social Service.

He is currently also the Chairman of the Agency for Integrated Care, the Group Chairman of the Canossian entities in Singapore and is a Board member of MOH Holdings Pte Ltd.

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Ms Rachel Eng

Managing Partner, Eng and Co. LLC; Board Member, Central Provident Fund Board; and other directorships

Ms Rachel Eng is the Managing Director of Eng and Co. LLC, a Singapore law firm which is part of the network of member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. She is a corporate lawyer focusing on corporate advisory, corporate M&A, corporate governance, funds and trusts and listings work.

Rachel is a director of the Central Provident Fund Board. She was previously a member of Singapore’s Committee on the Future Economy and also a member of the Corporate Governance Council established by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to revise the Code of Corporate Governance.

Rachel is a Singapore country representative to the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and a member of the Appeals Panel of Abu Dhabi Global Market. She is also a member of Singapore General Hospital Fund Committee, a committee established under SingHealth Fund and a council member of the Singapore National Employers Federation.

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Ms Junie Foo

President, Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations; Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Welfare Services; and other directorships

Ms Junie Foo is Chief Executive Officer at Methodist Welfare Services (MWS).

Prior to this, she has held senior management positions in international banks, such as Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank.

She is a Fellow and council member of Singapore Institute of Directors, where she chairs the Board Appointment Services and Mentoring Committee. She is on the Audit committee of both the SIM board and Singapore Art Museum and on the advisory council of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Junie is President of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations and Co-founder of BoardAgender.

She was a member of the Diversity Task Force regarding Women on Boards (2012 – 2014) and a member of the Diversity Action Committee (November 2014 – 2016).

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Ms Euleen Goh

Chairman, SATS Ltd, and Singapore Institute of Management; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc; and other directorships

Ms Euleen Goh is Non-Executive Chairman of SATS Ltd, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a non-executive board member of Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, and a Trustee of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs Endowment Fund. She also chairs the Singapore Institute of Management and DBS Foundation Ltd. She is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and a member of the Public Service Commission and the Future Economy Council.

Ms Goh held various senior management positions in Standard Chartered Bank, travelling widely throughout the Group’s operations. Since retirement, she has held non-executive appointments on various boards including DBS Group Holdings Ltd, DBS Bank Ltd, Singapore Airlines, Aviva plc, Singapore Exchange, CapitaLand, MediaCorp, Standard Chartered Bank Thai and Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia. She is the former Chairman of Singapore International Foundation, International Enterprise Singapore and Accounting Standards Council, Singapore as well as a former board member of Temasek Trustees Pte Ltd.

Ms Goh was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2005 and a Public Service Star in 2012.

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Ms Goh Swee Chen

Chairman, National Arts Council, and NTU Board of Trustees; Independent Director, CapitaLand, and Singapore Airlines; and other directorships

Ms Goh Swee Chen is currently Chairman, National Arts Council, and has also been appointed Chairman, National Technological University (NTU) from 1st April 2021. She joined Shell in 2003 and retired as Chairman, Shell Companies in Singapore in January 2019. She was previously with Procter & Gamble and IBM. A global leader, she has lived and worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, Australia, USA, Japan and China. Swee Chen has a diverse professional background, having led significant businesses in Oil & Gas, Consumer Goods and IT sectors.

Swee Chen serves on the Boards of CapitaLand, Singapore Airlines, SP Group, Woodside Energy (Australia) and Centre for Liveable Cities. She is President – Global Compact Network Singapore, a UNGC Local Network and chairs the Institute for Human Resource Professionals. She is also a member of the Legal Services Commission.

Swee Chen had previously chaired/served in the Boards of Shell Joint Ventures in China, Korea and Saudi Arabia.

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Mr Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer and Board Director, DBS Group; Vice-Chairman, Institute of International Finance (Washington D.C.); and other directorships

Mr Piyush Gupta has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group since 2009.

Prior to joining DBS, Piyush was Citigroup’s Chief Executive Officer for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Piyush is Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Finance, Washington. In addition, he is a member of Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, McKinsey Advisory Council, Bretton Woods Committee – Advisory Council, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Executive Committee. He also sits on the boards of Enterprise Singapore, Singapore’s National Research Foundation, and the Singapore’s Council for Board Diversity. Piyush is a term trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association and a Co-Chairman of the BirdLife International Advisory Group.

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Ms Kay Kuok

Chairman, National Healthcare Group Pte Ltd and Yale-NUS College Governing Board; Executive Chairman, Allgreen Properties; and other directorships

Ms Kay Kuok Oon Kwong is the Executive Chairman of Allgreen Properties Limited, Managing Director of Shangri-La Hotels (Malaysia) Bhd, and Director of Shangri-La Hotel Limited (Singapore), Shangri-La Hotels Public Company Limited (Thailand), Kuok (Singapore) Limited (and its various subsidiaries) and Kuok Brothers Sdn Bhd.

She is currently the Chairman of the National Healthcare Group Pte Ltd and the Yale-NUS College Governing Board and she also serves on several other educational and community service organisations, industry groups and government bodies, including MOH Holdings Pte Ltd, Singapore Hotels Association, Courage Fund Limited, VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer, Northlight School.

Ms Kuok has received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Public Service Star (BBM) and the Public Service Medal (PSM) from the President of Singapore in 2015, 2005 and 1998 respectively. The Singapore Tourism Board honoured her with its Inaugural Award for Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism in 2009 and its Special Recognition Award in 2004.

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Dr Lee Tung Jean

First Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development; and other directorships

Dr Lee Tung Jean is currently First Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Prior to this, she was the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Early Childhood Development Agency that was established on 1 Apr 2013. Dr Lee has also served in various government agencies such as the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Finance.

Dr Lee serves on the Boards of the National Council of Social Service, Casino Regulatory Authority, Agency for Integrated Care, and Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd, amongst others. She was also a member of the Diversity Action Committee (2017-2018).

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Mr Lim Hock Yu

Chief Executive Director, People’s Association

Mr Lim Hock Yu joined the People’s Association on 1 April 2016 as its Deputy Chief Executive Director after his retirement as a Brigadier General from the Singapore Armed Forces.

In his role as the Deputy Chief Executive, he made significant contributions in strategic planning, operational capabilities development, as well as training and education of staff and grassroots leaders. He strengthened the operational effectiveness of PA HQ and its ground units by institutionalising stronger links and work processes between government, grassroots organisations and the people. He was also responsible for transforming the learning and instructional systems at the National Community Leadership Institute (NACLI), PA’s training arm. In addition, Mr Lim led a project team on stakeholder consultation to lay the foundational works for Community 2025 action plans.

He was appointed as the Chief Executive Director of the People’s Association on 15 Jun 2020.

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Mr Lim Jit Poh

Chairman, ComfortDelGro Corporation, VICOM, and SBS Transit

Mr Lim Jit Poh is the Chairman of global land transport group, ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited, and its listed subsidiaries, SBS Transit Ltd and VICOM Ltd. He also chairs the boards of several non-listed companies owned by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and CapitaLand Limited Group.

Mr Lim was also the first Chairman of the restructured China Aviation Oil (S) Corporation Limited, having been appointed in 2005 as Chairman of the Corporate Governance Assessment Committee to review its corporate governance practices following its financial debacle. He was also a Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a member of the Singapore British Business Council.

A former top civil servant and a Fulbright Scholar, Mr Lim was awarded the Public Administration Medal in 1972 and the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2015 by the President of Singapore, as well as four awards by NTUC.

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Mr Jonathan Ng

Executive Director, Far East Organisation; Non-Executive Director, Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd

Mr Jonathan Ng is an Executive Director of Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private property developer, with a presence in Singapore, Australia, Japan and USA. Jonathan provides strategic leadership in the functions of Sales and Leasing Business Group, Customer Service, Corporate Affairs, as well as Far East International, which aims to create a viable market presence in different key locations around the world.

He plays a critical role in the design and execution of the Organization’s transformative business and corporate goals, working closely with the various business functions to deliver improved integration, innovative and sustainable practices, as well as meaningful growth.

Jonathan is a non-executive Director of Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd, and a Director of Precious Treasure Pte Ltd & Precious Quay Pte Ltd, which own the Fullerton Hotel & Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore. Jonathan is also a Director of Far East Ventures Pte Ltd, the Venture Capital arm of FEO.

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Mr Ong Chong Tee

Deputy Chair, Board of Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Mr Ong Chong Tee is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) from 1 April 2021.

Mr Ong was with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) from June 1986 till 31 March 2021.  He was most recently MAS’ Deputy Managing Director overseeing its Financial Supervision function.  The Financial Supervision cluster in MAS comprises the Banking & Insurance Group, Capital Markets Group and Policy, Payments and Financial Crime Group.  Mr Ong was also responsible for Technology Risk Supervision as well as the SupTech functions in the Technology Cluster.  Prior to this, Mr Ong was Deputy Managing Director overseeing the central banking functions of monetary policy, markets and investments, as well as the development functions.

Mr Ong had served on the Boards of CPF, SLA, URA and HDB.  He had also served as a member of MINDEF’s Saver-Premium and MHA’s INVEST Board of Trustee.

Mr Ong was awarded the Public Administration (Gold) Medal in August 2007 by the President of Singapore.

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Ms Ong Toon Hui

Dean & CEO, Civil Service College
Deputy Secretary (Leadership), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office; and other directorships

Ms Ong Toon Hui is Deputy Secretary (Leadership) in the Public Service Division of the Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary of the Public Service Commission.

Prior to her current appointment, Ms Ong served in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Public Service Division and Ministry of Social and Family Development. Her public sector experience includes overseeing leadership development and human resource policies in the service, policies on social safety nets, family development, social sector development, rehabilitation and protection of youth-at-risk. Her current role is to develop people for a first class public service.

Ms Ong serves as a board member on the Civil Service College, SPD (Serving People with Disabilities) and the School Advisory Board in Peirce Secondary School.

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Mr Tham Sai Choy

Immediate Past Chairman, Singapore Institute of Directors; Independent Director, DBS Group and Keppel Corporation; and other directorships

Mr Tham Sai Choy serves on the board of DBS Group Holdings Ltd, where he chairs its Nominations Committee, as well as the boards of Keppel Corporation Ltd, Nanyang Polytechnic and Mount Alvernia Hospital. He is the chairman of EM Services Pte Ltd and the Tax Academy.

In his executive career, he was a member of KPMG’s global board and its executive committee, and as the chairman of its nominations committee had responsibility for talent management of its top echelon of global executives.

Mr Tham is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Singapore Institute of Directors, where he was its past chairman. He was also a member of the board of Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, and a member of the Diversity Action Committee (2017 – 2018).

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Mr Robert Yap

Chairman, Sunseap Group; Independent Director, IMDA, Jurong Port Holdings, and NTUC FairPrice; SMU Distinguished Fellow; and other directorships

Mr Robert Yap is Chairman of Sunseap Group, a renewable energy and sustainability company with operations across 9 countries. Concurrently he holds several board positions as Chairman, Skylab Holding; Independent Director at NTUC FairPrice Group; IMDA Singapore; Jurong Port and Senior Advisor, Jubilee Partners. He is currently the Dean’s Fellow at SMU School of Computing & Information Systems; and Advisory Board Co-Chairman, SMU Institute of Service Excellence.

In December 2014, he retired from global corporate leadership as EVP, DFS Group and jointly as President of DFS Venture Singapore. Prior to DFS, Robert was CEO of East Asia at PSA International.

Previously, Robert was a member of IBM Corporation Global Advisory Board; Advisory Board Chairman, SMU, School of Information Systems; and council member of ASEAN Business Advisory Council and Singapore National Employer Federation.

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Ms Yeo Wan Ling

Director, U SME, and Director, Women & Family Unit, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC); Member of Parliament, Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC

Ms Yeo Wan Ling is the Director of the National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) U SME and Women & Family Unit.

Additionally, Wan Ling is a Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol Group Representation Constituency and Vice-Chairman of the North East Community Development Council. She is also a member of the Chinese Community Liaison Group and Global Compact Network Singapore.

Prior to joining NTUC, Wan Ling was the founder and CEO of the social enterprise Caregiver Asia, which aggregates freelance caregivers and care services for deployment into homes, healthcare institutes and welfare organisations. She also spent over a decade at the Singapore Economic Board, where she was part of EDB’s Global Operations. Before EDB, she started her career at DBS Bank.

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Mr Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin

Chief Executive Officer, QuantEdge Capital; Board Member, National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre; and other directorships

Mr Suhaimi Zainul-Abidin is CEO of QuantEdge Capital.

He was formerly Partner at Allen & Gledhill LLP., advising financial institutions and blue-chip corporations in financial transactions.

Suhaimi currently holds directorships at National Volunteer and Philanthropy Agency, Skillsfuture Singapore, National Environment Agency, The Esplanade, QuantEdge Foundation and Warees Investments Pte Ltd. He is also Chairman of Learning Gateway Ltd and Tri Sector Charity Consultants.

He previously served as Council Member of the Charity Council and previously held directorships on the boards of National Arts Council, Breast Cancer Foundation, Mendaki SENSE and Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He chaired the Charity Transparency Framework Review Committee and was a Committee member for the review of the Code of Governance for Charities.

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